South-west wastewater servicing

We are upgrading our wastewater services to south-west Auckland.

Start–finish: October 2015–ongoing
Location: Kingseat, Waiuku, Glenbrook, Clarks Beach   
Status: Application with Auckland Council

What’s happening?

We are looking at the best way to provide wastewater services to four growing communities – Kingseat, Waiuku, Glenbrook and Clarks Beach.

The project includes:

  • building a high-tech facility at the Waiuku Wastewater Treatment Plant to serve these western communities 
  • laying pipelines to take the highly treated wastewater to the proposed outfall in the Waiuku River channel, near the Clarks Beach golf course. 
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At present three wastewater treatment plants serve communities at Waiuku, Clarks Beach and Kingse​at. A small private treatment plant at the former Kingseat Hospital serves the residents and activities on the premises.  

Although these plants are effective now, the steadily growing population will soon bring them to capacity. 

Most of the communities in this area receive their water from the Waikato water treatment plant in Tuakau. 

Consent application

We have lodged a resource consent application to discharge treated wastewater to a new location in the Waiuku River channel. 

Public notification has finished. We are preparing a response to Auckland Council's request for further information.

What are the benefits?  

Gaining this consent will enable us to substantially improve wastewater services to the four communities. 

Our approach is to work in partnership with the community and mana whenua. In doing this we aim to: 

  • keep our communities healthy
  • protect our environment, particularly the water quality and ecology of Manukau Harbour
  • cater for planned growth and keep the costs of service to customers (collectively) at sustainable levels
  • recognise the significance of Manukau Harbour to mana whenua and, where possible, provide for their cultural and spiritual objectives
  • retain flexibility for sustainable, longer-term solutions.

Any questions?

Please contact:  
Tanvir Bhamji​​
Senior resource consent planner 
Phone: (09) 539 7494

More information


October 2015 – includes history, overview and timeline
December 2015 – summarises the options
April 2016 – ​brief update
June 2016 –​ updates objectives and options
July 2016 –​  outlines the preferred scheme

Application documents

Discharge Consent: Assessment of Environmental Effects (Final) - June 2016 (8MB)
Discharge Consent: Supporting Document (Final) - June 2016 (40MB)​

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